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Hallie Levin, a longtime litigation partner at Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman, is joining Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr as a partner.

Levin recently served as chair of the executive committee of the New York City Bar Association. She is now one of the city bar’s three vice presidents and a vice president at the Federal Bar Council.

Levin, 45, has practiced at 52-attorney Friedman Kaplan for more than 16 years and became a partner in 2005. Her litigation practice includes disputes involving trade secrets, business torts, intellectual property and employment law.

At Friedman Kaplan, Levin defended Caesars Entertainment Corp. in federal and chancery court lawsuits brought by various creditors alleging that certain transactions violated the terms of bond issuances andthe law.

She recently defended software company Attachmate Corp., now part of Micro Focus International, in licensing disputes, and defended Viacom in an antitrust dispute.

Levin said it’s an amicable departure. She said she is transitioning some clients to her new firm and will continue to collaborate with Friedman Kaplan on other matters.

Levin said she has known Wilmer lawyers as law school classmates and through working with them on client matters. She praised the firm’s talent and cultural fit for her practice. “It’s a not-to-be-missed opportunity,” she said. “At this stage, this is the right move.”

Hallie Levin, a longtime litigation partner at Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman , is joining Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr as a partner.

Levin recently served as chair of the executive committee of the New York City Bar Association. She is now one of the city bar’s three vice presidents and a vice president at the Federal Bar Council.

Levin, 45, has practiced at 52-attorney Friedman Kaplan for more than 16 years and became a partner in 2005. Her litigation practice includes disputes involving trade secrets, business torts, intellectual property and employment law.

At Friedman Kaplan , Levin defended Caesars Entertainment Corp. in federal and chancery court lawsuits brought by various creditors alleging that certain transactions violated the terms of bond issuances andthe law.

She recently defended software company Attachmate Corp., now part of Micro Focus International, in licensing disputes, and defended Viacom in an antitrust dispute.

Levin said it’s an amicable departure. She said she is transitioning some clients to her new firm and will continue to collaborate with Friedman Kaplan on other matters.

Levin said she has known Wilmer lawyers as law school classmates and through working with them on client matters. She praised the firm’s talent and cultural fit for her practice. “It’s a not-to-be-missed opportunity,” she said. “At this stage, this is the right move.”